Economy of Japan

  1. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  2. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  3. Japan's KDDI Strikes Download Milestone

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yesterday (Feb. 8) that its Chaku-uta Full mobile-based full-song download service had racked up 2 million downloads as of Feb. 5. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yest ...

  4. Japan's KDDI Strikes Download Milestone

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yesterday (Feb. 8) that its Chaku-uta Full mobile-based full-song download service had racked up 2 million downloads as of Feb. 5. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yest ...

  5. JASRAC Warns Of Telephone Tricksters

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers is asking the media to warn the public of a bogus money collector who claims to represent the society or Tokyo-based label Avex. The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Compo ...

  6. Toshiba-EMI Names President

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shoji Doyama has been named president of Tokyo-based record label Toshiba-EMI. TOKYO -- Shoji Doyama has been named president of Tokyo-based record label Toshiba-EMI. Doyama, previously executive VP of Tokyo-based BMG Funhouse, will report to Masa ...

  7. Doyama Named Prez Of Japan's Toshiba-EMI

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shoji Doyama has been named president of Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI, effective Jan. 27. Shoji Doyama has been named president of Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI, effective Jan. 27. Doyama, previously executive VP of Tokyo-based BMG Funhouse, will ...

  8. Doyama Named Prez Of Japan's Toshiba-EMI

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shoji Doyama has been named president of Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI, effective Jan. 27. Shoji Doyama has been named president of Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI, effective Jan. 27. Doyama, previously executive VP of Tokyo-based BMG Funhouse, will ...

  9. Sony Bows Korean Service For Japan

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Sony Culture Entertainment has launched a Web site to serve as a one-stop destination for Japanese fans of Korean pop culture. SCE is a sister company of Sony Music Entertainment. Tokyo-based Sony Culture Entertainment has launched a W ...

  10. Sony Bows Korean Service For Japan

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Sony Culture Entertainment has launched a Web site to serve as a one-stop destination for Japanese fans of Korean pop culture. SCE is a sister company of Sony Music Entertainment. Tokyo-based Sony Culture Entertainment has launched a W ...

  11. Japanese Labels Seek IDs Of File Sharers

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters Nov. 15 to Internet service providers, demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly uploaded unauthorized music files to the Inte TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  12. Jobs Cut At Sony BMG Australia

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Staff at Sony Music Entertainment Australia and BMG Australia have been notified that 43 jobs, or about 25% of the workforce, will be lost to the companies' merger. Most of those outgoing staff will s Staff at Sony Music Entertainment Austral ...

  13. Fujisankei Buys Shinko's Foreign Pub Catalog

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Tokyo-based music publisher Shinko Music. TOKYO -- Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Toky ...

  14. Fujisankei Buys Shinko's Foreign Pub Catalog

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Major Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group has bought out Tokyo-based music publisher Shinko Music's foreign catalog. Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Tokyo ...

  15. Fujisankei Buys Shinko's Foreign Pub Catalog

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Tokyo-based music publisher Shinko Music. Japanese media conglomerate Fujisankei Communications Group is acquiring the foreign catalog of Tokyo-based m ...

  16. Japan's KDDI Moves On Mobile Downloads

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI said yesterday (Oct. 13) that it will launch the country's first mobile phone-based full-song download service at the end of November. Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI said yest ...

  17. Japan's KDDI Moves On Mobile Downloads

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI said yesterday (Oct. 13) that it will launch the country's first mobile phone-based full-song download service at the end of November. Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI said yest ...

  18. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy-protection technology from their releases. TOKYO -- Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy ...

  19. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Masato Matsuura was named president of Avex, Japan's biggest independent record company, at an emergency shareholders' meeting Sept. 28 in Tokyo. He replaces Toshio Kobayashi, who becomes the company' Masato Matsuura was named presi ...

  20. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony to dump copy-control, Avex scaling-back. Sony to dump copy-control, Avex scaling-back. News ...

  21. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  22. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  23. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Masato Matsuura was named president of Avex, Japan's biggest independent record company, at an emergency shareholders' meeting today (Sept. 28) in Tokyo. He replaces Toshio Kobayashi, who becomes the Masato Matsuura was named president o ...

  24. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Masato Matsuura was named president of Avex, Japan's biggest independent record company, at an emergency shareholders' meeting today (Sept. 28) in Tokyo. He replaces Toshio Kobayashi, who becomes the Masato Matsuura was named president o ...

  25. NTT To Bow Music-Recognition Service In Japan

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition service for mobile phones in Japan. NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition ser ...

  26. NTT To Bow Music-Recognition Service In Japan

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition service for mobile phones in Japan. NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT Group, is planning to test a music-recognition ser ...

  27. RIAJ Appoints Sato Chairman

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pony Canyon pres succeeds Yoda at trade body. Pony Canyon pres succeeds Yoda at trade body. News ...

  28. RIAJ Appoints Sato Chairman

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (August 2) today confirmed Osamu Sato as its new chairman. Sato, 62, is president of leading Japanese label Pony Canyon. The Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (August 2) today confirmed Osamu Sato as its new c ...

  29. Japanese Government Suspects Ringtune Antitrust Violations

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several Japanese record companies are being investigated by the Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission on suspicion of antitrust violations. TOKYO -- Several Japanese record companies are being investigated by the Japanese government ...

  30. RIAJ Appoints Kobayashi To Board

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toshio Kobayashi has been named to the board of directors of Japanese labels group the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ). Toshio Kobayashi has been named to the board of directors of Japanese labels group the Recording Industry Assn. of Jap ...

  31. Japanese Record Companies Raided Over Ring Tunes

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission searched the offices of several Japanese record companies today (Aug. 26) on suspicion of violating antitrust laws. The commission was following-up on a The Japanese government's Fair Trade ...

  32. Japan's Avex Taps China Through Linktone Deal

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. says it had signed a "strategic alliance agreement" with Avex Inc., one of Japan's leading independent record companies. Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. s ...

  33. Japan's Avex Taps China Through Linktone Deal

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. says it had signed a "strategic alliance agreement" with Avex Inc., one of Japan's leading independent record companies. Shanghai-based wireless service provider Linktone Ltd. s ...

  34. Shakeup at Japan's Avex Claims Yoda

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive in-fighting has led to a senior management shakeup at Avex Inc., Japan's leading independent record label. Tom Yoda has stepped down as the company's chairman/CEO and taken the post of non-v Executive in-fighting has led to a s ...

  35. Sony Music Q1 Sales Up, Loss Down

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Parent Sony Corp. also shows gains. Sony Corp. posted net income of 23.3 billion yen ($215 million) on sales of 1.6 trillion yen ($14.9 billion) in its fiscal first quarter, which ended June 30. The results represent a significant increase from th ...

  36. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  37. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  38. Cinram Buys The Entertainment Network

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram International Inc. in Canada, has acquired all shares of The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN), a joint venture of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Ltd. and Warn Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram Inter ...

  39. Nintendo's Profits Cut In Half

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Nintendo Co. says its group net profit for the fiscal year ended March 31 dropped sharply due to hefty foreign exchange-related losses caused by the yen's rise against the U.S. dollar. Japan's Nintendo Co. says its group net ...

  40. Japan's Avex Posts Mixed Results

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. On a consolidated basis, th ...

  41. Japan's Avex Posts Mixed Results

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. Avex, Japan's leading independent music group, reports mixed results for the year ending March 31, 2004. On a consolidated basis, th ...

  42. SMEJ Names Enomoto CEO/Representative Director

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kazutomo Enomoto has been appointed Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) CEO/representative director, with effect from June 17. Enomoto, who is currently CEO/representative director of sister compa Kazutomo Enomoto has been appointed Sony Music ...

  43. Japan Launches Entertainment Lawyer Network

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several leading Japanese industry figures and attorneys have established a new organization called the Entertainment Lawyers Network (ELN). TOKYO--Several leading Japanese industry figures and attorneys have established a new organization called t ...

  44. Japanese Biz Starts Download Service Mora

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toshiba-EMI, Sony among labels providing repertoire. Toshiba-EMI, Sony among labels providing repertoire. News ...

  45. Japanese Biz Starts Download Service Mora

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toshiba-EMI, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and several other leading Japanese labels have licensed repertoire for a new download service, Mora, which goes live April 1. Toshiba-EMI, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and several other leading Jap ...

  46. Japanese Biz Starts Download Service Mora

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toshiba-EMI, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and several other leading Japanese labels have licensed repertoire for a new download service, Mora, which goes live tomorrow (April 1). Toshiba-EMI, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and several other ...

  47. Japan's Avex Plans Restructuring

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Leading Japanese independent music group Avex plans to introduce a holding-company structure in order to establish a clear distinction between the company's corporate and creative functions. Leading Japanese independent music group Avex plans ...

  48. Tower Japan To Acquire Wave Chain

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records Japan is taking over the 30-store Wave music chain in a stock-swap deal with Parco Inc., the latter's Tokyo-based parent. Tower Records Japan is taking over the 30-store Wave music chain in a stock-swap deal with Parco Inc., the ...

  49. Tower Japan To Acquire Wave Chain

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records Japan is taking over the 30-store Wave music chain in a stock-swap deal with Parco Inc., the latter's Tokyo-based parent. Tower Records Japan is taking over the 30-store Wave music chain in a stock-swap deal with Parco Inc., the ...

  50. Dashboard Partners With Honda For Tour

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In its first major involvement with a corporate sponsor, Dashboard Confessional is headlining the 2004 Honda Civic Tour. In its first major involvement with a corporate sponsor, Dashboard Confessional is headlining the 2004 Honda Civic Tour. The o ...

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